With the waterfall and stream being such a big part of the site, I wanted to look into ways of integrating my design with them. One brilliant example of this is the Mid Century Bridge House by ObjecktCreative.
The brief set for the design was to create a house which was around 2500 square feet, and which would not result in the removal of any trees on the site. The clients had fallen in love with the natural area and so wanted to minimise any damage to it. They also desired a design which connected with the surrounding area. This is very similar to how I feel about the Lumsdale Valley site. I love the area as it is and want to try and minimise any disruption to it, as well as integrate my design into the environment.
I think that this design works really well with it's brief. It responds to site and client very well and provides something completely different to many modern designs. Whereas the concept of a house working like a bridge is not new, it is a brilliant design concept.
I like how the Bridge House hovers. I feel as though this could be a useful idea to apply in my designs. I also love how the building provides such a unique view. The brief for this project states that one unit must be on the ground, one must be below it, and one must be above it. However, there are many similarities between the brief for this project, and the brief for the Bridge House. I will definitely be taking inspiration from it and baring it in mind for my own designs.